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Aaron Rodgers’ big day ends on Letterman

Aaron Rodgers

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whose team won the Super Bowl on Sunday night, spent much of the day at Disney World before flying to New York for a visit to The Late Show with David Letterman.

Hmmm.  The Super Bowl was on FOX.  Disney owns ABC.  Letterman is on CBS.

Maybe we can get him on NBC’s PFT Live.

Letterman asked Rodgers about his predecessor, who once famously sat in Letterman’s guest chair and dropped a strong hint that the First Annual Retirment may not take.  Said a smiling Rodgers as to whether Brett Favre’s “what should I do?” routine became a distraction, “I was the guy who took all the reps during the offseason, and Brett was the guy who took all the reps during the season.”

Rodgers also explained that, after high school, he considered focusing on baseball and possibly joining the military before landing a Butte Community College.  Then, while Cal coach Jeff Tedford was scouting one of Rodgers’ teammates, Tedford discovered Rodgers and offered him a scholarship on the drive home.

The extended segment ended with Rodgers throwing a pass to Letterman, who unlike a few of Rodgers’ teammates didn’t drop the ball.

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42 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers’ big day ends on Letterman”
  1. drgfri says: Feb 8, 2011 12:23 AM

    Nice job Rodgers! A class act, unlike those other QBs (the Pittsburgh Rapist, the Jets Craddle Robber, and the Vikings Genital Texter). Nice to see the good guy come out on top….

  2. gb15class says: Feb 8, 2011 12:25 AM

    Another performance handled with poise and good humor. Pretty impressive 24 hours for #12. On to Lambeau and a well earned vacation. Congrats A.R.

  3. tramonwilliams38 says: Feb 8, 2011 12:26 AM

    Packers will own the nfc for many years to come!!!!!!!!!!!! lions, bears and vikings will be playing for wild card spot and a exit out of the first round in the playoffs!!!!!

  4. webehighrollin says: Feb 8, 2011 12:27 AM

    Aray? Kamaal hai!

  5. hobartbaker says: Feb 8, 2011 12:51 AM

    Brett Favre is larger than life. In the same way that Aaron Rodgers is smaller than life.

  6. jimmysee says: Feb 8, 2011 1:00 AM

    Hey — and sitting right behind Rodgers is Matt Flynn — the guy who came *thisclose* to beating the Patriots at Foxboro in his first start EVER!

  7. darthhitman77 says: Feb 8, 2011 1:14 AM

    Congrats to the Packers from a Lions fan.

  8. joshsports6000 says: Feb 8, 2011 1:18 AM

    Rodgers seems like a pretty chill guy. He wasn’t perfect, but played well enough to win. The Packers came into the season with gigantic expectations, and he delivered on them. He deserves it. P.S. Disneyland is a lot better!

  9. cytofed says: Feb 8, 2011 1:27 AM

    Somewhere in California Alex smith is drinking his life away for not living up to his first overall pick expectation while the guy that was supppose to be out of football after being 3 year back up is sitting on top! The somewhere in who give a damn where mike Nolan is thinking of his 49ers press conference when he said “I will have the decision and have the final say in personel” well his final say left the 49ers of 6 years worth and garbage qb play!

  10. packmanfan says: Feb 8, 2011 1:31 AM

    Maybe we can get him on NBC’s PFT Live.
    —————————————————-
    And after dissing him for ignoring a cancer patient who wanted an autograph?
    Child please.

  11. dougy1970 says: Feb 8, 2011 1:55 AM

    I hoped that Letterman, or anybody, would have asked Rodgers about how Clay Mathews likes to snap his neck back to draw phony holding penalties.

    What an innovator Mathews is. When completely blocked (like on the Flozell Adams play) he goes into a fake whiplash “MY GOD MY NECK!” spasm. Refs fall for it and flow the flag. Even Joe Buck called the “hold” in real time. Mathews faked his neck spasm so much on this play that his helmet flew up his eyes.

    He does it all the time and draws holding penalties every time he does it. League should admonish him as this is not supposed to be what the NFL is about.

    The Italian National Soccer Team and Duke basketball team would be proud of this flopping done by Mathews.

    I hereby nominate Mathews for the William Shatner as Captain Kirk acting award.

  12. akismet-c7ced78fa0ffb62cf23382e052305f29 says: Feb 8, 2011 2:13 AM

    Packers will own the nfc for many years to come!!!!!!!!!!!! lions, bears and vikings will be playing for wild card spot and a exit out of the first round in the playoffs!!!!!

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    Remind me the last Super Bowl Champ that won a playoff game?

  13. gregjennings85 says: Feb 8, 2011 2:16 AM

    Tight End Garrett Cross was the teammate of his at Butte Community College that Jeff Tedford was there to scout. They played together at BCC, CAL, and even in the NFL – Cross was a backup, blocking TE for the Packers a few years back.

  14. rcunningham says: Feb 8, 2011 2:24 AM

    As a Vikings fan, I hate that this man is so good and so nice.

    Usually I have one thing to fall back on but Rodgers is too squeaky clean.

    Damn you Rodgers. Damn you and your seemingly perfect life.

  15. shaggytoodle says: Feb 8, 2011 2:49 AM

    “I was the guy who took all the reps during the offseason, and Brett was the guy who took all the reps during the season.”
    _____________________________

    So you mean getting picked up half way through preseason, doesn’t equal wins and a championship, maybe the Vikings would have one if Favre showed up on time like every one else.

    Rodgers did learn alot from Favre, mostly don’t turn the ball over, show up and be dedicated YEAR round, and don’t take stupid pictures of yourself.

  16. 1phd says: Feb 8, 2011 2:54 AM

    Somewhere Mike Nolan is throwing up in his mouth a little.

  17. skoobyfl says: Feb 8, 2011 3:23 AM

    They always send them to the magic kingdom, well that place is dry. They need to send the players to Epcot & have them do the around the world / drink a beer at every city event. That staggers the best of them & is obviously more interesting than it’s a small world. That small world boat ride gets obnoxious unless hammered, then it’s almost tolerable (almost).

    Congrats to Aaron & the Pack.

  18. hedleykow says: Feb 8, 2011 5:45 AM

    Letterman used to be cool when he still had the
    Michael Strahan gap between his front teeth. Now he tries to be all NFL, but it just doesn’t work the same.

  19. JimmySmith says: Feb 8, 2011 5:58 AM

    One day, soon I hope, Aaron Rodgers will be able to enjoy his success without the constant reminders of sexting, drug abusing, little pecker former Qb that preceded him in Green Bay.

    Letterman is a pinhead so we could hardly expect him to lay off the subject but the greatest thing Rodgers could do to put the whole subject behind him was to have a great playoff run (check) and top with it off with a Superbowl MVP (check, check).

    The press will soon get tired of flagging this dead horse, except in Minnesota where they are presently taking donations for another billboard to go up in Mississippi this spring.

  20. mnpacker says: Feb 8, 2011 6:04 AM

    He shoulda picked a funny late night talk show host. Only time letterman made me laugh was when he mocked favre by asking rodgers if he was coming back to play next year

  21. MichaelEdits says: Feb 8, 2011 6:10 AM

    It was NOT, I repeat NOT, in a segment called Stupid Human Tricks.

  22. MichaelEdits says: Feb 8, 2011 6:11 AM

    Is Aaron Rodgers out carousing now?

  23. borisbulldog says: Feb 8, 2011 7:03 AM

    “the Jets Craddle Robber”

    HaHa!

    People forget about Crapchez’ USC rape. But he’s now raping the Jets of $55MM while being the 27th rated QB in passer rating!

  24. dmarado says: Feb 8, 2011 7:08 AM

    Nice invasive Meijer ad. This is why people hate blogs with ads.

  25. jc1958coo says: Feb 8, 2011 7:22 AM

    i wonder if brett watched the game? if he did , does he need a new tv now!!!

  26. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 8, 2011 7:55 AM

    Sounds like AR is very bitter towards Favre and won’t let it go. Favre has never said one thing bad against AR and as matter of fact has been very complimentary. Yet AR and his family want to take shots at Favre every chance they get.

    AR is definitely not a class act unlike Steve Young who handled it like a pro when he replaced Montana.

  27. backdapack says: Feb 8, 2011 8:34 AM

    “Maybe we can get him on NBC’s PFT Live.”

    dream on!

  28. jackleone says: Feb 8, 2011 8:46 AM

    I guess this mean that this is the end of the NFL season until next season. Whenever that may be…. (to be continued…)

  29. arodg12 says: Feb 8, 2011 9:09 AM

    Wisconsin77….Please give us one example where Rodgers has acted “bitter” or taken shots at Favre. It’s the media that keeps wanting to bring up the Favre situation to him, and he continues to handle all the questioning with nothing but class.

  30. mvp43 says: Feb 8, 2011 9:21 AM

    Wisconsin77 says:
    Feb 8, 2011 7:55 AM
    Sounds like AR is very bitter towards Favre and won’t let it go. Favre has never said one thing bad against AR and as matter of fact has been very complimentary. Yet AR and his family want to take shots at Favre every chance they get.

    AR is definitely not a class act unlike Steve Young who handled it like a pro when he replaced Montana.

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    Favre has become a joke over the last few years and Rodgers has handled the distractions with grace and poise. He was a great QB that along with Reggie White resurrected the franchise and that will never be forgotten but, the last 5 years has damaged his legacy. He has become a self centered ahole and has pissed on the Green Bay fans.

  31. jimmysee says: Feb 8, 2011 9:48 AM

    Mike Nolan joined Jerry Glanville that day in the legendary bonehead coach department — Glanville traded Brett Favre to the Packers after Brett spent one year as 3rd string in Atlanta.

    Nolan, of course, selected Smith and let Rodgers sit in that Green Room forever.

    Both Glanville and Nolan deserve spots in the Packers Hall of Fame.

    Thanks guys!

  32. firethorn1001 says: Feb 8, 2011 9:50 AM

    ‘Sounds like AR is very bitter towards Favre and won’t let it go. Favre has never said one thing bad against AR and as matter of fact has been very complimentary. Yet AR and his family want to take shots at Favre every chance they get.’

    Say Hi to Santa and the tooth fairy for me and watch out for the gumdrop rain because you my friend are in fantasy land.

  33. henrypuppyhead says: Feb 8, 2011 9:56 AM

    What’s even better about this win is most of the Green Bay Favre fans have either committed suicide or become spermhead fans for a season or two. These fairweather dinks are choking on this victory.

  34. lassengrizzlycoach says: Feb 8, 2011 10:05 AM

    gregjennings85 is correct, and another tidbit that Aaron could confirm for you is that Garrett went to Chico High School (The second Chico area high school besides Aaron’s alma mater Pleasant Valley) I believe Cross may have been a year older though. I have heard so much lately about how Aaron wasn’t recruited out of high school, and let me tell you, HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN I REMEMBER FIRST HAND, I coached the Lassen Varsity team that won the Div. 1 Northern Section CIF Aaron’s senior year. We just missed out on playing against Aaron for that championship but his PV Vikings lost to the Enterprise Hornets (Redding, CA) in the semi finals of our section playoffs. We were dissapointed as it was well known by our team that he was the best QB in the section. Aaron just goes to show the level of high school talent that is IGNORED year after year in the CA area ABOVE Sacramento. Awesome job Aaron!!! You made all of your former high school opponents proud!!! Get them again next year for the 5-3-0!!!

  35. bmckay3 says: Feb 8, 2011 10:10 AM

    So you mean he didn’t snub any cancer patients?

  36. bspurloc says: Feb 8, 2011 10:39 AM

    .

    dont forget all the concussions he has endured, if that keeps up his career will be pretty short.
    wassup aikman……..

  37. mrklutch says: Feb 8, 2011 11:08 AM

    dougy1970 says:
    Feb 8, 2011 1:55 AM
    “I hoped that Letterman, or anybody, would have asked Rodgers about how Clay Mathews likes to snap his neck back to draw phony holding penalties.

    What an innovator Mathews is. When completely blocked (like on the Flozell Adams play) he goes into a fake whiplash “MY GOD MY NECK!” spasm. Refs fall for it and flow the flag. Even Joe Buck called the “hold” in real time. Mathews faked his neck spasm so much on this play that his helmet flew up his eyes.

    He does it all the time and draws holding penalties every time he does it. League should admonish him as this is not supposed to be what the NFL is about.

    The Italian National Soccer Team and Duke basketball team would be proud of this flopping done by Mathews.

    I hereby nominate Mathews for the William Shatner as Captain Kirk acting award.”

    You jelly, Dougie?

  38. thejuddstir says: Feb 8, 2011 11:34 AM

    This coming from a Vikings fan……ARodg is a very good QB and has many great years ahead of him. Favre was a great QB and his stats/record bears that out. I say enough of the comparison of the two……it’s sour grapes. Everyone needs to acknowledge the facts and put their hurt emotions aside. You don’t hear 49’er fans taking sides between Montana and Young and especially how many years after the fact, or Greise/Marino, Rapersburger/Bradshaw, etc. etc. Also, keep in mind that when comparing any players, you must also take into account the era in which they played. Taking nothing away from Rodgers, he and other QB’s are playing in the era of “the passing game” where rule changes make it almost impossible to defend the pass. Also, keep in mind that the Packers are a good team even without Rodgers (as Matt Flynn showed) whereas BF must be given credit for resurrecting a Packer team that had been basement dwellers for 25 years prior. Again, not bashing Rodgers, because I think he is one of the best QB’s in the NFL today, he didn’t have to resurrect a bad franchise, he took over a team that had went 13-3 in 2007 and lost in the NFC Championship game, which makes it a much shorter road to the SB. I understand the bitterness many Packer fans still hold for BF’s joining a rival, but I also have no doubt that time will heal those wounds, as it should. BF/AR are/were both great QB’s on the field and to say otherwise is proof of ignorance. Do I condone BF’s actions off the field, hell no but there are many many players who have acted worse off the field who some rubes have already enshrined…..Ray Lewis, Michael Irvin, Lawerence Taylor, Mark Chmura to name but a few.

  39. spawnsacs says: Feb 8, 2011 11:37 AM

    joshsports6000 says:
    Feb 8, 2011 1:18 AM
    Rodgers seems like a pretty chill guy. He wasn’t perfect, but played well enough to win. The Packers came into the season with gigantic expectations, and he delivered on them. He deserves it. P.S. Disneyland is a lot better!

    Played well enough to win? So a 111.9 QB rating, 304 yards and 3TD passes…with NO INT’S is now considered “well enough to win?”

    Wow…cue that other post about Santa, the tooth fairy and gumdrop rain……

    Wisconsin77…time to give it up. Unlike your messiah, Rodgers has done EVERYTHING right, including calling out the mouth breather fans in GB who cursed him in training camp in 2007. Favre on the other hand, is mired in scandal, gave Packer opponents advise on the team, fake retired twice, connived his way to Minny, skipped training camp, puked on the Vikings chances at a Superbowl, texted and left voicemails for women, lied to Goodell, made a fool of himself this year on the field…all the while whining to anyone in the media who would listen to him. Keep trying to bring the Packers and Rodgers down….your failure and myopic opinion amuses me.

  40. hooterdawg says: Feb 8, 2011 11:39 AM

    “Maybe we can get him on NBC’s PFT Live.”

    Maybe Aaron remembers the attack launched by PFT against him recently.

  41. gregjennings85 says: Feb 8, 2011 3:38 PM

    Wisconsin77 says:
    Feb 8, 2011 7:55 AM
    Sounds like AR is very bitter towards Favre and won’t let it go. Favre has never said one thing bad against AR and as matter of fact has been very complimentary. Yet AR and his family want to take shots at Favre every chance they get.

    AR is definitely not a class act unlike Steve Young who handled it like a pro when he replaced Montana.

    _______________________________

    Like when Young yelled: “Come take the monkey off my back!”, after winning the Super Bowl???

    He’s since said that he regrets saying that, but my point is – you give all of these players too much credit.

    Out drinking with linemen, living their lives, etc. I know we find it difficult to imagine, but they have their own lives. If they have a bad history, who are you or I to say what is right or wrong?

  42. dwhitehurst says: Feb 8, 2011 4:16 PM

    thejuddstir says:
    Feb 8, 2011 11:34 AM

    This coming from a Vikings fan……
    —————-

    Oh, how blessed we are…I mean, if a post on a Packer’s thread is coming from a self-declared VIKINGS fan, well by all means, we better listen up so that we ignorant Packer fans can learn something from our superiors! After all, being omniscient as they are, they have so much to teach us about our own history if we would only listen!

    For example, when our gracious Vikings fan informs us Packer fans that “…BF must be given credit for resurrecting a Packer team that had been basement dwellers for 25 years prior”….the light suddenly goes on as I realize how wrong I have been to think that GM Ron Wolf is the one to whom the credit is due for resurrecting the Packer’s team!!!! All the while it was Favre who was the messiah…. How enlightened I now am!

    Oh thankyou, ye all-knowing Mr. Vikings Fan! I can’t wait for our next lesson!!! Btw, how’s that stadium issue going for ya?

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